Memphis Film Fair Western Stars Group Photo

Front Row:(seated) Lou Elias (stuntman brother of James Stacy leaning on chair) James Stacy, Michael Dante, BarBara Luna, James Drury, Roberta Shore, and William Smith. Middle Row: Peter Ford, Dennis Holmes, Johnny Washbrook, Don Quine, Randy Boone, Gary Clarke, and Jimmy Baird. Back Row: John Saxon, Tony Numkena, Robert Wolders, James Hampton, John Buttram, Roger Mobley, and Bobby Diamond. (Thanks to Ray Nielsen)

Author: PGreen

Published work in U.S.A. for McFarland & Co. Inc. : A History of Television’s The Virginian 1962-1971 (2006, 2009 Softcover edition) Pete Duel : A Biography (2007, 2009 Large Print edition; Kindle edition) Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns (2009) Jennifer Jones : Life and Films (2011)

7 thoughts on “Memphis Film Fair Western Stars Group Photo”

  1. I have been loving the pictures. Thank you.
    Wouldn’t Doug have had a ball there, with everybody? I can hear him laughing, just thinking about it.
    And, it was a shame Tim Matheson wasn’t there. Maybe not interested. But, as I’ve seen his episodes on Encore this winter I had forgotten how totally adorable he was. He had some really great ‘it’s majorly me’ episodes. My special favorite one was the first one he was in, when he and Leslie Nielson signed on to the ranch. Great scenes and affection between the two of them.


    1. Yes Doug would have been a natural for the various film fairs and conventions Kate. Tim Matheson does attend conventions but usually to promote his current work on shows such as “Burn Notice.”

  2. Even rat that he is on BURN NOTICE, and the slime he was on WEST WING, I love seeing him. I watch him on anything I can.
    I know he does a lot of directing. I’ve seen his name quite a bit on TV program credits.

    I was interested to see William Smith. After this he never played a ‘good guy’ very much at all. I always wanted to see him ‘just talk’. I thought he had to be a really nice guy to get all the work he had, and play such horrible people. Guess it started with RICH MAN, POOR MAN. Glad to see he is still around.

    Is there a way to know of any of these ‘Western’ cons? I know before the show would come on at 4:30 EST, on Encore, they would show clips from what is apparently a very big convention.
    I’d love to get to see Virginian cast members if it was possible.

    Thanks for all you do, Paul.


    Thanks for the photos and updates. Helps keep so much about that great show in our minds.


    1. This is James Drury’s appearance schedule Kate –
      June 24-25, 2011 – Medicine Bow, WY
      100th Anniversary of Historic Virginian Hotel

      July 8-10, 2011
      Morristown, TN
      Details to come

      July 23, 2011 – Dillwyn, VA
      Cowboy Days

      August 18-20, 2011 – Kanab, UT
      Western Legends Round Up

      October 1-2, 2011 – Ride For Veteran’s Open Show – Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center
      5563 Waterville Swanton Road ( St. Rt. 64) Swanton, Ohio 43558.

      November 12-13, 2011 – Tulsa, OK
      Tulsa Gun Show

  3. Love all of them. I was a child loving western because of John Wayne pictures. The Virginian was my favorite television program in the sixties. And now in Puerto Rico we have again the program in encore western . I’m 61, but i still remember how I enjoy it. Thanks.

  4. I love this picture of so many of my western
    heroes. Some I barely recognized from the shows I loved as a young girl, except for Mr. Drury, I will always recognize him. In fact, I just knew he would ask me to marry him when I was 10. One can always keep hoping.
    God Bless each of you. You will always stay
    alive in our hearts.
    Love to all,

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